Today I tried to compile ripperX-2.7.1, but failed during the configuration phase:
[arcctgx] ~/soft/source/ripperX-2.7.1$ > ./configure --prefix=/usr
checking whether to use NLS... yes
checking where the gettext function comes from... libc
checking for setlocale in -lxpg4... no
checking for ID3Tag_Link in -lid3... no
configure: error: libid3 not found
My computer has the following software installed:
Slackware 11 linux with 188.8.131.52 kernel,
I have no idea why id3lib wasn't found. Other applications (like easytag or older version of ripperX) detect it properly and link against the library.
I'd be happy to provide more information, should it be required.
I would also like to note that despite the fact that names "id3lib" and "libid3" are used interchangeably in the documentation (e.g. in files CHANGES and INSTALL from the source tarball), those are actually two different libraries (http://id3lib.sourceforge.net/ and http://tangent.org/480/libID3.html\). I suppose that ripperX needs id3lib? Or does it need both of them?